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Tamar Braxton Opens Up About Mental Health In First Post Since Suicide Attempt

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By Whitney Vasquez

Tamar Braxton is breaking her silence on mental health two weeks after allegedly attempting to take her own life. The 43-year-old addressed her fans for the first time in a lengthy Instagram post, thanking them for continuing to be by her side. Taking to Instagram, Tamar Braxton spoke openly about her mental health struggles and what pushed her almost to the point of no return. The "Braxton Family Values" star also encouraged her followers to open their hearts and push past the stigmas of mental health issues.

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'Mental Health Is Real'

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Saying that "Mental illness is real," Tamar Braxton wrote, "we have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation." Addressing her time on the WE tv reality show, the star said, "the pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental."

She then fired off on the network, claiming that they "betrayed" her and ignored her concerns when she addressed them in a scathing letter. "Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid," she continued.

Cry For Help 'Ignored'

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"I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored," Tamar Braxton added. She told followers that she didn't like the person she was watching on television.

"It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me," she continued.

Possible Suicide Attempt:

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As The Blast reported, Tamar Braxton was rushed to the hospital on July 16 after a possible suicide attempt. The star was later moved to another facility and reportedly got the help she needed. Fans have continued to pray for Tamar Braxton's mental health amid her hospitalization and recovery. Prior to her possible suicide attempt, the "Braxton Family Values" star fired off a scathing letter to WE tv, slamming them for forcing her to disclose an explosive secret and attempting to tear her family apart.

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